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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777828/mutual-connectivity-analysis-of-resting-state-functional-mri-data-with-local-models
#1
Adora M DSouza, Anas Z Abidin, Udaysankar Chockanathan, Giovanni Schifitto, Axel Wismüller
Functional connectivity analysis of functional MRI (fMRI) can represent brain networks and reveal insights into interactions amongst different brain regions. However, most connectivity analysis approaches adopted in practice are linear and non-directional. In this paper, we demonstrate the advantage of a data-driven, directed connectivity analysis approach called Mutual Connectivity Analysis using Local Models (MCA-LM) that approximates connectivity by modeling nonlinear dependencies of signal interaction, over more conventionally used approaches, such as Pearson's and partial correlation, Patel's conditional dependence measures, etcetera...
May 16, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777824/brain-network-segregation-and-integration-during-an-epoch-related-working-memory-fmri-experiment
#2
Peter Fransson, Björn C Schiffler, William Hedley Thompson
The characterization of brain subnetwork segregation and integration has previously focused on changes that are detectable at the level of entire sessions or epochs of imaging data. In this study, we applied time-varying functional connectivity analysis together with temporal network theory to calculate point-by-point estimates in subnetwork segregation and integration during an epoch-based (2-back, 0-back, baseline) working memory fMRI experiment as well as during resting-state. This approach allowed us to follow task-related changes in subnetwork segregation and integration at a high temporal resolution...
May 16, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777822/effects-of-global-signal-regression-and-subtraction-methods-on-resting-state-functional-connectivity-using-arterial-spin-labeling-data
#3
João Paulo Santos Silva, Luciana da Mata Mônaco, André Monteiro Paschoal, Ícaro Agenor Ferreira de Oliveira, Renata Ferranti Leoni
BACKGROUND: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is an established magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that is finding broader applications in functional studies of the healthy and diseased brain. To promote improvement in cerebral blood flow (CBF) signal specificity, many algorithms and imaging procedures, such as subtraction methods, were proposed to eliminate or, at least, minimize noise sources. Therefore, this study addressed the main considerations of how CBF functional connectivity (FC) is changed, regarding resting brain network (RBN) identification and correlations between regions of interest (ROI), by different subtraction methods and removal of residual motion artifacts and global signal fluctuations (RMAGSF)...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777479/frontal-delta-beta-cross-frequency-coupling-in-high-and-low-social-anxiety-an-index-of-stress-regulation
#4
Eefje S Poppelaars, Anita Harrewijn, P Michiel Westenberg, Melle J W van der Molen
Cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between frontal delta (1-4 Hz) and beta (14-30 Hz) oscillations has been suggested as a candidate neural correlate of social anxiety disorder, a disorder characterized by fear and avoidance of social and performance situations. Prior studies have used amplitude-amplitude correlation (AAC) as a CFC measure and hypothesized it as a candidate neural mechanism of affective control. However, using this metric has yielded inconsistent results regarding the direction of CFC, and the functional significance of coupling strength is uncertain...
May 17, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776625/childhood-socioeconomic-status-and-risk-in-early-family-environments-predictors-of-global-sleep-quality-in-college-students
#5
Cory J Counts, Fiona C Grubin, Neha A John-Henderson
OBJECTIVE: Low socioeconomic status (SES) in childhood associates with poor sleep quality in adulthood. Separately, childhood family environments shape health into adulthood. Here, we investigated whether these early life factors independently or interactively inform global sleep quality in college students. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PARTICIPANTS: College students at a state university (N = 391). MEASUREMENTS: As a measure of childhood SES, we asked participants to consider their families' socioeconomic standing relative to the rest of the society during their childhood...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776042/modeling-long-correlation-times-using-additive-binary-markov-chains-applications-to-wind-generation-time-series
#6
Juliane Weber, Christopher Zachow, Dirk Witthaut
Wind power generation exhibits a strong temporal variability, which is crucial for system integration in highly renewable power systems. Different methods exist to simulate wind power generation but they often cannot represent the crucial temporal fluctuations properly. We apply the concept of additive binary Markov chains to model a wind generation time series consisting of two states: periods of high and low wind generation. The only input parameter for this model is the empirical autocorrelation function...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775407/effect-of-healthy-aging-and-sex-on-middle-cerebral-artery-blood-velocity-dynamics-during-moderate-intensity-exercise
#7
Jaimie L Ward, Jesse C Craig, Yumei Liu, Eric Dennis Vidoni, Rebecca Malesky, David C Poole, Sandra A Billinger
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) velocity measured in the middle cerebral artery (MCAV ) increases with finite kinetics during moderate intensity exercise and both the amplitude and dynamics of the response provide invaluable insights into the controlling mechanisms. The MCAV response following exercise onset is well fit to an exponential model in young individuals but remains to be characterized in their older counterparts. The responsiveness of vasomotor control degrades with advancing age, especially in skeletal muscle, and we tested the hypothesis that older subjects would evince a slower and reduced MCAV response to exercise...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774625/effect-of-phase-encoding-direction-on-group-analysis-of-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#8
Yasuo Mori, Jun Miyata, Masanori Isobe, Shuraku Son, Yujiro Yoshihara, Toshihiko Aso, Takanori Kouchiyama, Toshiya Murai, Hidehiko Takahashi
AIM: Echo-planar imaging is a common technique used in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), however it suffers from image distortion and signal loss because of large susceptibility effects that are related to the phase-encoding direction of the scan. Despite this relationship, the majority of neuroimaging studies have not considered the influence of phase-encoding direction. Here, we aimed to clarify how phase-encoding direction can affect the outcome of an fMRI connectivity study of schizophrenia...
May 17, 2018: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774500/thalamocortical-dysconnectivity-in-premenstrual-syndrome
#9
Peng Liu, Ying Wei, Hai Liao, Yingying Fan, Ru Li, Nana Feng, Gaoxiong Duan, Demao Deng, Wei Qin
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a menstrual cycle-related disorder. Although the precise pathophysiology is not fully understood, it is increasingly believed that the central nervous system plays a vital role in the development of PMS. The aim of this study is to elucidate specific functional connectivity between the thalamus and cerebral cortex. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data were obtained from 20 PMS patients and 21 healthy controls (HCs). Seed-based functional connectivity between the thalamus and six cortical regions of interest, including the prefrontal cortex (PFC), posterior parietal cortex, somatosensory cortex, motor cortex/supplementary motor area, temporal and occipital lobe, was adopted to identify specific thalamocortical connectivity in the two groups...
May 17, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774244/classification-and-characterisation-of-brain-network-changes-in-chronic-back-pain-a-multicenter-study
#10
Hiroaki Mano, Gopal Kotecha, Kenji Leibnitz, Takashi Matsubara, Aya Nakae, Nicholas Shenker, Masahiko Shibata, Valerie Voon, Wako Yoshida, Michael Lee, Toshio Yanagida, Mitsuo Kawato, Maria Joao Rosa, Ben Seymour
Background. Chronic pain is a common, often disabling condition thought to involve a combination of peripheral and central neurobiological factors. However, the extent and nature of changes in the brain is poorly understood. Methods. We investigated brain network architecture using resting-state fMRI data in chronic back pain patients in the UK and Japan (41 patients, 56 controls), as well as open data from USA. We applied machine learning and deep learning (conditional variational autoencoder architecture) methods to explore classification of patients/controls based on network connectivity...
2018: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774003/disrupted-spontaneous-neural-activity-related-to-cognitive-impairment-in-postpartum-women
#11
Jin-Xia Zheng, Yu-Chen Chen, Huiyou Chen, Liang Jiang, Fan Bo, Yuan Feng, Wen-Wei Tang, Xindao Yin, Jian-Ping Gu
Purpose: Prior research has demonstrated that the postpartum period is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment. This study aims to investigate whether disrupted spontaneous neural activity exists in postpartum women without depression using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) and to detect the relationship between these abnormalities and cognitive impairment. Materials and Methods: Postpartum women ( n = 22) were compared with age- and education-matched nulliparous women ( n = 23) using rs-fMRI...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773183/cytosolic-increased-labile-zn-2-contributes-to-arrhythmogenic-action-potentials-in-left-ventricular-cardiomyocytes-through-protein-thiol-oxidation-and-cellular-atp-depletion
#12
Sinan Degirmenci, Yusuf Olgar, Aysegul Durak, Erkan Tuncay, Belma Turan
Intracellular labile (free) Zn2+ -level ([Zn2+ ]i ) is low and increases markedly under pathophysiological conditions in cardiomyocytes. High [Zn2+ ]i is associated with alterations in excitability and ionic-conductances while exact mechanisms are not clarified yet. Therefore, we examined the elevated-[Zn2+ ]i on some sarcolemmal ionic-mechanisms, which can mediate cardiomyocyte dysfunction. High-[Zn2+ ]i induced significant changes in action potential (AP) parameters, including depolarization in resting membrane-potential and prolongations in AP-repolarizing phases...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773153/differential-electrophysiological-correlates-of-panic-disorder-in-non-pulsatile-tinnitus
#13
T Pattyn, S Vanneste, D De Ridder, V Van Rompaey, D J Veltman, P Van de Heyning, Bcg Sabbe, F Van Den Eede
AIMS: The prevalence of panic disorder (PD) reportedly is up to fivefold higher in people with tinnitus than it is in the general population. The brain networks in the two conditions overlap but the pathophysiological link remains unclear. In this study the electrophysiological brain activity is investigated in adults with non-pulsatile tinnitus with and without concurrent PD. METHODS: Resting-state EEGs of 16 participants with non-pulsatile tinnitus and PD were compared with those of 16 peers with non-pulsatile tinnitus without PD and as many healthy controls...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772882/correlation-analysis-of-air-pollutant-index-levels-and-dengue-cases-across-five-different-zones-in-selangor-malaysia
#14
Loshini Thiruchelvam, Sarat C Dass, Rafdzah Zaki, Abqariyah Yahya, Vijanth S Asirvadam
This study investigated the potential relationship between dengue cases and air quality - as measured by the Air Pollution Index (API) for five zones in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Dengue case patterns can be learned using prediction models based on feedback (lagged terms). However, the question whether air quality affects dengue cases is still not thoroughly investigated based on such feedback models. This work developed dengue prediction models using the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) and ARIMA with an exogeneous variable (ARIMAX) time series methodologies with API as the exogeneous variable...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772667/evaluation-of-energy-expenditure-and-oxidation-of-energy-substrates-in-adult-males-after-intake-of-meals-with-varying-fat-and-carbohydrate-content
#15
Edyta Adamska-Patruno, Lucyna Ostrowska, Anna Golonko, Barbara Pietraszewska, Joanna Goscik, Adam Kretowski, Maria Gorska
Obesity is a result of positive energy balance. The aim of this study was to measure (in crossover trials) the energy expenditure and oxidation of glucose and lipids, both at the fasting state and after an intake of meals with a varying macronutrient content, in normal-weight and overweight/obese people. In the study, 46 healthy adult males (23 with normal body weight and 23 overweight/obese), aged 21⁻58, were examined. During two consecutive visits, subjects received isocaloric standardized meals (450 kcal) with different content of basic nutrients...
May 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772217/altered-activity-and-information-flow-in-the-default-mode-network-of-pilocarpine-induced-epilepsy-rats
#16
Yan Cui, Shuang Yu, Tianjiao Zhang, Yangsong Zhang, Yang Xia, Dezhong Yao, Daqing Guo
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is considered a brain activity disorder that is likely related to allomnesia and conscious disturbance. In rodents, TLE epileptiform discharges can be triggered by systemic administration of a dose of pilocarpine. However, how these pilocarpine-induced epileptiform discharges generate and propagate through the whole brain has not been well studied. In this study, we sought to assess alterations of activity and information flow in the default mode network (DMN) during TLE epileptiform discharges in pilocarpine-induced TLE rats...
May 14, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771373/neighborhood-social-cohesion-and-sleep-outcomes-in-the-native-hawaiian-and-pacific-islander-national-health-interview-survey
#17
Marielle C Young, Monica W Gerber, Tayla Ash, Christine M Horan, Elsie M Taveras
Study Objective: Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) have the lowest attainment of healthy sleep duration among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. We examined associations of neighborhood social cohesion with sleep duration and quality. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of 2,464 adults in the NHPI National Health Interview Survey (2014). Neighborhood social cohesion was categorized as a continuous and categorical variable into low (<12), medium (12-14) and high (>15) according to tertiles of the distribution of responses...
May 16, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771186/cross-modal-plasticity-among-sensory-networks-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
#18
Maria Assunta Rocca, Filippo Savoldi, Paola Valsasina, Marta Radaelli, Paolo Preziosa, Giancarlo Comi, Andrea Falini, Massimo Filippi
OBJECTIVE: To explore resting-state (RS) functional connectivity (FC) of the main sensory/motor networks of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs), clinically isolated optic neuritis (ON), and myelitis. METHODS: Clinical evaluation and RS fMRI were obtained from 28 NMOSD, 11 recurrent ON, and 12 recurrent myelitis patients and 30 healthy controls. Between-group RS FC comparisons and correlations with motor performance were assessed (SPM12) on the main sensory/motor RS networks (RSNs) identified by independent component analysis...
May 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770530/accurate-nonlinear-mapping-between-mni-volumetric-and-freesurfer-surface-coordinate-systems
#19
Jianxiao Wu, Gia H Ngo, Douglas Greve, Jingwei Li, Tong He, Bruce Fischl, Simon B Eickhoff, B T Thomas Yeo
The results of most neuroimaging studies are reported in volumetric (e.g., MNI152) or surface (e.g., fsaverage) coordinate systems. Accurate mappings between volumetric and surface coordinate systems can facilitate many applications, such as projecting fMRI group analyses from MNI152/Colin27 to fsaverage for visualization or projecting resting-state fMRI parcellations from fsaverage to MNI152/Colin27 for volumetric analysis of new data. However, there has been surprisingly little research on this topic. Here, we evaluated three approaches for mapping data between MNI152/Colin27 and fsaverage coordinate systems by simulating the above applications: projection of group-average data from MNI152/Colin27 to fsaverage and projection of fsaverage parcellations to MNI152/Colin27...
May 16, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770146/effects-of-20-hz-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-disorders-of-consciousness-a-resting-state-electroencephalography-study
#20
Fangping He, Min Wu, Fanxia Meng, Yangfan Hu, Jian Gao, Zhongqin Chen, Wangxiao Bao, Kehong Liu, Benyan Luo, Gang Pan
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been proposed as an experimental approach for the treatment of disorders of consciousness (DOC). To date, there has been little research into the use of rTMS in DOC and the therapeutic effects have been variously documented. This study aimed to examine the effects of 20 Hz rTMS on the electroencephalography (EEG) reactivity and clinical response in patients with DOC and to explore the neuromodulatory effects of high-frequency rTMS. In this randomized, sham-controlled, crossover study, real or sham 20 Hz rTMS was applied to the left primary motor cortex (M1) of patients with DOC for 5 consecutive days...
2018: Neural Plasticity
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